Graduate Student Researcher
Moe Ishihara is a graduate student in Dr. Lily Wu’s Lab at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) since 2018. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Molecular, Cell, and Developmental Biology with a minor in Bioinformatics (2013-2017) at UCLA. After studying the multipotency of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells in her undergraduate years, she currently focuses on the metastatic mechanisms driven by VHL heterogeneity in kidney cancer. She is also interested in establishing a novel patient-derived xenograft in the chicken chorioallantoic membrane (CAM) model to accelerate the study of cancer biology and the development of individualized medicine. Moe has been awarded the Japan Student Services Organization (JASSO) scholarship and Tobacco-Related Disease Research Program (TRDRP) Predoctoral Fellowship for her PhD studies.